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Archive Thursday, January 19th 2017

Standing side by side along a wall of windows, in the large expanse of a 12th floor loft along the Hudson, were Gregory Parkinson’s girls donning his breathtaking dresses for Spring.

The most prescient, lingering sentiment after Alexander Wang’s Spring ’13 show was ‘focus’. It was fiercely edited, and that’s not a fashionista layman’s “fierce” term we’re talking about here.

When applying concealer the object is to hide imperfections with the most minimal amount of product and blend into the surrounding skin.

Victoria Beckham spent five months perfecting things when she acted as a guest editor of US Glamour magazine.

Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye is a major exhibition which reassesses the work of this Norwegian painter. It proposes a ground-breaking dialogue between the artist’s paintings and drawings made in the first half of the 20th century and his often overlooked interest in the rise of modern media, including photography, film and the re-birth of stage production.

Earlier this year, the 82-year-old designer announced she was suffering from the disease in her book N’oubliez pas que je joue, which means Don’t forget it’s a game.

That strange sensation in the pit of your stomach before a Prada show is very natural. It’s called anticipation. Every spring and fall, for at least 8 minutes, the fashion world comes to a halt and pays attention to what Prada and crew have to deliver for the season.

Is Alexander Wang, the prince of downtown New York urban-chicness the new front-runner to replace Nicolas Ghesquiere at Balenciaga?

Visions of lemon and citrus freshened up faces along with the collection, youthful florals and delicate lace sweetly adorned each dress painting the perfect image of a young girl in the summer.

This time around Karan tapped into old Hollywood’s androgynous icon, Marlene Dietrich. Designers walk tight ropes when choosing iconic figures as inspiration for their collections.

Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciol took a surprising step away from the usual esthetic and a more mature, sensual and severe Valentino woman introduced a more arcane prestige to the dreamlike elegance of a classic beauty.

The Italian fashion house was bought by private equity firm Permira five years ago. The company worked hard to improve Valentino’s finances and is now selling it to an investor.

The artistic practice of Dieter Roth (Swiss, b. Germany, 1930-1998) encompassed everything from painting and sculpture to film and video, but it is arguably through his editioned work—prints, books, and multiples—that he made his most radical contributions.

Heidi Klum says the two designers who walked out of the latest Project Runway series were “childish”

The creative director of Lanvin is planning to increase the amount of carry cases the fashion house produces.

For fall 2012 Gareth Pugh took the term “man eater” to the next level. Set on a stage of black fabric discs fallen from the ceiling to resemble the debris on the ground of a post-apocalyptic Amazonian village, Pugh’s models were fearless cannibals, satiated by male flesh.

Todd Anthony Tyler is a photographer who is responsible for transforming models into icons, as well as producing vivid imagery that is featured in some of the most elite fashion magazines worldwide.

Artists across the centuries have depicted the landscape around them in a multitude of ways, from detailed close ups of nature to distant views framed by trees or soaring bird’s-eye perspectives.

For me, summer time means upping the skin care, upping my water intake and really using products that properly moisturize my skin. When it comes to summer sun moisturizing skin care, Mario Badescu has become my best friend.

After ten years in the business, Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright continue to hold on to a wise and seemingly simple credo: Cool Believability.

As a lover of Japonesque product you can imagine my delight in discovering the release of their new travel brushes

These promotional images were shot for the Cruise 2012 campaign for the second collaboration between Versace and H&M and star the absolutely gorgeous Abbey Lee Kershaw.

Tom Ford is to showcase his menswear collection and open a flagship store in London next year.

The MoMA PS1 is determined to examine new architectural possibilities for American cities and suburbs in the context of the recent foreclosure crisis in the United Stated.

Nothing was what it seemed at Alexander Wang’s Fall 2012 show. The materials he used were the most customized and luxe he has ever employed.